Two Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives were mowed down in an encounter in Shopian last night, police said. The terrorist responsible for the recent targeted death of a bank manager in Kashmir was among two Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives gunned down in an encounter in Shopian last night, police said.
On June 2, a lone terrorist barged into Kulgam’s Elaqaie Dihati Bank and murdered Vijay Kumar, a Rajasthan-based bank manager. The shooting was caught on camera by a security camera.
“ShopianEncounterUpdate: Two terrorists linked to the banned #terrorist group LeT have been murdered. Identification is being established. More information will be forthcoming “The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted information regarding a joint operation between the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army.
“Jan Mohd Lone of Shopian was one of the terrorists murdered in the attack. He was involved in the recent death of Vijay Kumar, a bank manager, on June 2 in Kulgam district, among other terror acts “Added the cops in a new tweet.
#ShopianEncounterUpdate: One of the killed #terrorists has been identified as Jan Mohd Lone of #Shopian. Besides other #terror crimes, he was involved in recent killing of Vijay Kumar, Bank manager on 2/6/22 in #Kulgam district: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/ltyIDWSGQj
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 14, 2022
Kumar, a resident of Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, was shot on June 2, just after arriving in Kulgam, Kashmir. On CCTV, a terrorist was seen entering the bank and firing at him.
The killing drew concern since it was the latest in a string of targeted homicides in the Valley.
Last year, migrant labourers and minorities in the area began to be targeted.
Kashmiri Pandits are also protesting in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding that they be transferred to safer locations.
Since Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit, was shot dead inside the magistrate’s office in Budgam
last month, members of the community have been protesting.
Approximately 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits who were employed in the Valley as part of the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation programme have vowed to flee the Valley because they no longer feel safe.